Highfield Joinery & Building Services Limited recognises and accepts its responsibilities and obligations as an employer under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for providing a safe and healthy workplace and working environment for all its employees and any other persons affected by its operations.
The Company will take all reasonable steps to meet these responsibilities and obligations, paying particular attention to the provision and maintenance of:
•Suitable and safe equipment and systems of work.
•Safe arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.
•Sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to enable all staff and workers to avoid hazards and contribute positively to their own safety whilst at work.
•A safe place of work with safe access and egress.
•A healthy working environment.
•Adequate first-aid and welfare facilities.
•Safe systems of work, which will afford protection to visitors and contractors from the risks, which may arise as a result of the activities, performed within the business.
The arrangements in place to implement this policy form part of the businesses day-to-day operational procedures and as such are reviewed on a continuous basis. Where opportunities for improvement in safety standards or safety problems are identified they will be tackled promptly, and with sufficient resources, to ensure that they are dealt with adequately.
The Company considers that the prevention of ill health, accidents and damage to property are an essential part of its operations. Employees and workers will be informed of their duties, which include the responsibility for ensuring their own personal safety and the safety of others that may be affected by their undertakings.
The Company will undertake as a minimum, an annual review of this policy and any supporting procedures.